Eyewitnesses say members of the Syrian army shot and killed 11 people in the city of Daraa Monday, marking the latest bloody crackdown on protesters trying to force President Bashar Assad from office.
One eyewitness told The Associated Press the army fired indiscriminately on civilians. Activists also claimed bodies were still lying in the street and the death toll from the attack may rise.
"They have snipers firing on everybody who is moving," the anonymous witness said. "They aren't discriminating. There are snipers on the mosque. They are firing at everybody."
Meanwhile, the White House is drawing up sanctions against Assad's government that would likely include asset freezes and travel bans.
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Similar sanctions were crafted for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his family and top aides.
On Saturday, Syrian forces fired on funeral processions for protesters killed on Friday, reportedly killing several people.
At least 300 people have died since the anti-government protests began.
Syria is already considered a "state sponsor of terrorism" by the U.S. State Department, making it subject to penalties. But the new sanctions being considered would target specific individuals accused of human rights abuses.